5:08 PM.Warning: Report contains details that will distress some listeners.
'New Zealand's worst murderer' will spend the rest of his life in prison - with no possibility of ever getting out.
Brenton… Read more Video, Audio
5:13 PM.Air NZ could become a domestic operator only if it does not get another cash injection from the government.
The airline today revealed a loss of $454 million for the year ended June as it wrote down… Read more Video, Audio
5:24 PM.After being tasered, pepper sprayed and heavily restrained, Alo Ngata was left face-down in a police cell with an incorrectly-fitted spit hood covering his face.
Although police policy required him… Read more Audio
5:27 PM.NBA players, including New Zealand's Steven Adams, have boycotted the latest game in their playoff series in protest at the shooting of Jacob Blake.
The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court… Read more Video, Audio
5:35 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:42 PM.A Covid-19 vaccine for New Zealanders could still be up to two years away, but the government is shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure the country doesn't miss out.
The exact… Read more Video, Audio
5:45 PM.People who refuse to wear a mask or face covering on public transport from Monday could be fined up to $1,000.
However, despite six new cases of Covid-19 in the community today and another at the… Read more Audio
5:53 PM.Vegetable growers in Pukekohe say lessons need to be learnt for any future Covid-19 lockdowns, as some essential workers are still being turned away at the border.
The Ministry of Health is swamped… Read more Audio
6:08 PM.The government has injected hundreds of millions of dollars into a fund to secure a Covid-19 vaccine, but it will not say exactly how much, as it does not want to compromise its ability to do a deal.
6:19 PM.The Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield was greeted by hundreds of protesters this morning when he arrived at a meeting with the beleaguered Canterbury District Health Board.
The top… Read more Audio
6:24 PM.Checkpoint's programme finishes with voices of those whose lives have been changed forever because of the events of March 15 last year.
There were nearly 100 victim impact statements delivered in… Read more Video, Audio